SIPS Education - Music & Arts

SIPS Education - Music & Arts


Come along to the next Face-to-Face SoundAbout West Midlands Inclusive choir rehearsal this Saturday 14th May 11:00-12:00 at the Cradley Heath Community Centre.

Visit the website at for more information and free registration.
Development Co-ordinator (Freelance) – Dudley Cultural Education Partnership (DCEP)

DCEP is seeking an experienced freelance Development Co-ordinator) to support the Steering Group to develop and deliver its planned programme and forward plan.

For further information visit:

Application Closing Date: Monday 23rd May – 12 Noon Lucy Carlton-Walker (LCEP Manger, Arts Connect): [email protected]
Happy summer term!

All music centre’s recommence from this week. 🎼🎙
Music CPD Courses

We offer music CPD courses for school staff covering music technology, notation and understanding the model music curriculum to name a few. Check out and sign up for our courses here:
‘Listen Up’ Volume 1

Did you see volume 1 of the ‘Listen Up’ newsletter this term?

Some of the articles featured are; returning to rehearsals, the new saxophone group and the inclusive choir.

(Music Centre rehearsals resume from Monday 25th April)

Have a great Easter break!
NYO is recruiting musicians to be part of its huge community of young people in 2023!
More details can be found here:
Well done to all musicians playing in the ‘Gig Night’ Studios last night. ‘Band Together’ and ‘Tuesday Coffee Social’ you were all awesome!
Mini Maestros Open rehearsal

It has been fantastic to re-introduce Mini Maestros rehearsals this term on Monday evenings.

Mini Maestros is a string orchestra for musicians who have recently started playing the Violin, Viola and ‘Cello. In last last night’s open rehearsal members of the group showcased the superb progress they have made in just the last few weeks.

Well done to all musicians!
Congratulations again to all musicians performing superbly in the second spring concert last night. Great to be back live again!
Congratulations to all musicians performing superbly in last night’s concert. It was wonderful to hear the ensembles live again and we’re looking forward to part 2 this evening!
National Open Youth Orchestra

Applications to audition for the National Open Youth Orchestra are now open until 31 March 2022. This is your chance to join a dynamic, creative orchestra where music is not only played by notation but also learned by ear and improvised. Play in high profile concerts, develop your skills, make new friends...

If you’d like to join the nationwide open rehearsal on zoom there’s more information here;

National Open Youth Orchestra applications are open for just a little longer. Don’t miss out! 🎼👇👇🎵

Working in Sandwell schools and communities, we change lives of children and young people through Mu

We are based at Guardian House in West Bromwich, opposite Tesco Extra

Operating as usual


SIPS Music & SHAPE Festival Art project 2023

A number of students linked with music centre have been involved with the Sandwell Cultural Education Partnership, SHAPE Summer Festival, to create a multimedia performance mixing music and art.

Some beautiful artwork has all been created from the prompt
“What does music mean to you?”

Well done to all who have created the pieces and please follow the link to view the gallery:


Jazz Legacy perform at Q3 Great Barr

Jazz Legacy visited Q3 Great Barr on Monday as part of their UK tour in the Jazz and Blues festival.
Read the article from music centre member Jonathan here:


Year 6 to 7 Changeover event

On Tuesday 11th July a group of year 6 pupils going to secondary school in September had a great time meeting, talking and playing music together.

Read more here:


Rockin’ time at Splinter Studios

Last week John’s C or E primary and Holyhead primary schools had a great time at Splinter Studios. Both have had whole class rock band sessions in school this year and this experience allowed pupils to explore more about what it’s like to be in a band.

Read more about it here:


Awards Night 2023, Monday 10th July 2023

Congratulations to all award winners!

Sandwell’s Got Talent! Check out this great article from Brian Cape (CEO, SIPS Education)


Summer Festival, 8th July 2023

Well done to all performers taking part at the ‘Summer Festival’ last Saturday at the Oak House. Come rain or shine all groups were superb!
To read and see more about the day please visit:


Our Summer Festival is almost here🎵☔️🎶🎉🎵

It looks like there could be a little rain tomorrow, but the gazebo’s are up and we are keen to make this a festival of memories and wonderful music making.

Performers will be under canvas, there will also be other shelters for our festival audience, but we recommend you bring your brolly ☂️

No festival in this country would be complete without embracing our wonderful and unpredictable weather ☂️☀️🎶🎵🤞it’s all part of the fun 🤩

Looking forward to a day of laughter, music , food, pegs , brollies, instruments and friends.


Summer Festival – Oak House, Saturday 8th July 2023

The 'Summer Festival' is just a few days away. The bands, orchestras and groups are all preparing!

Are you coming?
See for more details.


SIPS Music presents: ‘Summer Festival’’ at the Oak House.

The 'Summer Festival' is fast approaching. The bands, orchestras and groups are all preparing! Are you coming?

See for more details


Summer Festival, Saturday 8th July 2023

Last Tuesday Band Together were working hard on a new original song for the Summer Festival at the Oak House!

To listen to the song so far and let us know you’re coming to the Summer festival visit:


‘Shining Stars’ recital – Monday 19th June 2023

Great performances at 'Shining Stars' Instrumental Recital Evening on Monday 19th June at Central Library, West Bromwich.

Well done to all performers.

Check out to read more about the evening.


Summer Festival – 8th July

Looking forward to the SIPS Summer Festival, Saturday 8th July at the Oak House featuring all our music groups.

For more information and to let us know you’re coming to listen see


New ‘Concert Orchestra’ project initiative!

Do you like film, popular and orchestral music?
Are you Grade 3 standard or above?
Can you commit to two rehearsals and a concert?

You’re ideal for our Concert Orchestra project!

For further details and to sign up check out:


King Charles III Coronation

In celebration of King Charles III’s coronation this coming weekend we are pleased to share with you a performance of the National Anthem recorded specially for the occasion by the Youth Concert Band.

We hope you enjoy the performance and the events of the coming weekend.


In celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III, Smethwick Library have invited all female Dhol drumming group Eternal Taal Entertainments to perform for us between 1-2pm🙌

It'll be a great event, so come along and enjoy the beat.
A perfect event for all the family

Check them out on their Socials and website to see them in action.


NEW! Sensory Singing

Join us! Inclusive sessions exploring singing, signing and vocalisations.


RBC Learning – Youth Brass Concert

Some of our brass musicians took part in a Youth Brass Ensemble with Amos Miller at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire playing music from around the world arranged by Ryan Linham with other talented brass musicians from around the west midlands!

All had a great time! Why not read the blog post:


Did you know SIPS Music and Arts are a Trinity College London public exam centre?

For further information and to enter for exams please see our exams page.


RBC Brass Prize and Youth Brass Concert

Well done to all musicians taking part in the Youth Brass Ensemble at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire last evening. Great concert bringing talented brass musicians together from across the West Midlands!

Reminder: all music centre rehearsals recommence this week

Primrose Centre Spring 2023 06/04/2023

Primrose Centre Spring 2023 Original music created by children and young people who take part in MAC MAC Makes Music, the Midlands Arts Centre's inclusive music programme.


Calling music centre members – we would like your thoughts and ideas!

In July we have been invited to take part in the ‘Shape Summer Festival’ and we would like to gather a group on Saturday 1st April to talk about the event and get your thoughts and ideas.

Join the conversation at Guardian House on Saturday 1st April 9:30-11:30.

Watch the short video and let us know you’re coming by signing up using this link.

1st April 2023 Student Voice 23/03/2023

Calling music centre members – we would like your thoughts and ideas!

In July we have been invited to take part in the ‘Shape Summer Festival’ and we would like to gather a group on Saturday 1st April to talk about the event and get your thoughts and ideas.

Join the conversation at Guardian House on Saturday 1st April 9:30-11:30.

Watch the short video below for more information and let us know you’re coming by signing up using the link below.

1st April 2023 Student Voice SIPS Music & Arts Service presents '1st April 2023 Student Voice'


A great ‘Springtime Music’ concert at Shireland Collegiate Academy theatre last evening!

Well done again to all performers involved.

To read more about the concert please have a read of the blog post below. 🎼


Well done to all performers involved in last nights ‘Spring into Music’ concert at Shireland Collegiate Academy Theatre.

Looking forward to part II ‘Springtime Music’ this evening.

To read more about the ‘Spring into music’ concert please see the post below.


What a wonderful evening a Central Library….Thanks to SIPS Music and Arts Acoustic Vocal Recital and the talented young people who took part. Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Acoustic Vocal Recital Evening – Monday 13th March 2023 | Sandwell Music Education Hub 14/03/2023

Vocal Recital Evening – Monday 13th March 2023

Well done to all vocalists performing in last nights ‘Acoustic Recital Evening’ from Shireland Collegiate Academy, Q3 Academy Tipton, Q3 Academy Langley, Q3 Academy Great Barr, Perryfields Academy, Wood Green Academy and Glebefields Primary School.

For more information and images take a look at the blog!

Acoustic Vocal Recital Evening – Monday 13th March 2023 | Sandwell Music Education Hub Acoustic Vocal Recital Evening – Monday 13th March 2023 by Robert Hayward | 14 Mar 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments Monday 13th March 2023 was the first of what we hope will become annual event the ‘Acoustic Vocal Recital’. The evening saw a capacity audience in the beautiful surroundings of ...


Thursday 9th March 2023 - Music Centre Closed (Intermediate Brass Band & Youth Brass Band)

Due to the ongoing weather conditions, potential for further snow this evening and the impact this has on travel, in the interest of keeping all involved safe there will be no music centre this evening.


Access Creative College Birmingham's next Open Day is on Monday 3rd April from 4-8pm. Check out their website for further details and to register.


**SHAPE Your Talent Update: West Bromwich heats cancelled today - Thursday 9 March 2023.**

Due to weather conditions, the SHAPE Team has decided to cancel the West Bromwich heats today for health and safety reasons. Apologies for any inconvenience.


🤩 Only 2️⃣ weeks left to apply for SHAPE Your Talent 2023!🤩

Do you have a talent for singing, dancing or performing you want to showcase? 🎤💃👯🎼🎸🎭🎩

✅ If you do, apply for SHAPE Your Talent TODAY to be in with the chance of winning £500! 💸

📲 For more information and to apply, visit Just Youth Sandwell or apply in your local Sandwell library!

SHAPE Your Talent is a talent competition for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND) who are in education, live or work in Sandwell.

Photos from SIPS Education - Music & Arts's post 01/03/2023

Music Education Solutions Conference at SIPS Education

Have you got your ticket for the Curriculum Music Conference on 28th March 2023?

Featuring sessions with and many more exciting surprises!

See for further information and to book.

Timeline photos 28/02/2023

Have you got your ticket for the Curriculum Music Conference® yet?

Featuring: Beginner Orchestra, Collins Music, Ex Cathedra, Get Set 4 Education, Independent Society of Musicians, Laulau Learning, Lindsay Music, Music Corner, Music Education Solutions, Music First, Normans Musical Instruments, OCR, Royal Opera House, RSL Awards, Sing Up and SIPS Education!

Photos from SIPS Education - Music & Arts's post 28/02/2023

Two new opportunities for SIPS Music Centre members

SIPS Singers bringing young voices together to sing Pop, Rock, Musical Théâtre and Disney Hits in an exciting educational way, providing performance opportunities and building confidence.

Music theory is an important part of any musicians development and we are pleased to now offer music theory classes. Classes are available to all members of music centre focusing on material from grades 1-5.

Please see the images for further information about both of these opportunities!

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Our Story

SIPS - Music & Arts Service provides high-quality instrumental, whole class and curriculum-based lessons to schools across the Sandwell borough. We are also able to assist with music CPD and workshops, which are tailored to your school’s needs.

Pupils who reach the required standard are invited to join our variety of ensembles, which perform at concerts and events throughout each academic term.

Should you wish to discuss your music provision in school, or have a child interested in learning an instrument (Sandwell schools), please get in touch.

Videos (show all)

To keep you entertained, during these difficult times, Mini Maestros have composed their own piece - Pop Art! We hope yo...
Band Together absolutely rocked last night at #BMM2020 Spotlight event, showcasing rock and pop talent across the area. ...
Last night's final piece from Youth Brass Band was also the last time Andy Culshaw and Kate Williams will be conducting/...
This is a great story... Today Ryders Green Primary School and Shireland Hall Primary Academy attended and took part in ...
Sandwell Youth Brass Band at Lest We Forget 2018, part 2
Sandwell Youth Brass Band at Lest We Forget 2018
A mix of our Jazz Orchestra and Tuesday Coffee Social, performing as part of Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Fest a...
Our school choirs rocked West Bromwich Town Hall at our Musical Legends concert!
Super Rock & Pop night at Forest Arts A3 Arena last night! 8 great bands performed, here’s some clips of the bands from ...
Strings at West Bromwich Central Library
Amazing Taiko drumming at our residential this weekend !




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